"...For these reasons we become concerned when we learn that some of our collection customers may be improperly deleting information from the Equifax database. It is a violation of Equifax policy and our agreements for reporting collection information for any collection agency to delete information from the credit file for any reason other than to correct an error or as required by law. Any collection agency which does otherwise is in violation of this policy and risks losing its access to the Equifax database. As stewards of consumer informatin, we are committed to the accuracy of consumer data. Accordingly, when an item is determined to be in error, we act promptly to correct or delete it from our database. However, collection information should never be deleted in exchange for payment of a debt. Doing so compromises the integrity of the data and impacts the reliability and value of the credit information for all our customers. If you report account information to Equifax, it is your responsibility to update the status of those accounts to reflect any payments which are made. If, however, Equifax determins that you are improperly deleting valid collections or other information, or possibly charging fees to delete information, we have the right to termindate our relationship." I do not have a date on this letter; it was faxed from my Chicago office yesterday. It appears to be a general form letter which is sent to all their subscribers. Just an FYI that Equifax is aware of our negotiations with the CAs and is keeping an eye on them. THis is probably why some agencies are harder to work with, if not impossible, because they can't afford to be kicked out of Equifax, esp. if that's the only bureau they work with. Just my opinion.